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Vintage cars help raise funds for museum


By Tom Noreen

photo by Tom Noreen

photo by Tom Noreen

 

Even an overcast morning with a few sprinkles did not keep the 58 registered auto buffs from bringing their vintage wheels to Morley Park last Saturday, July 27, according to Cedar Springs Historical Museum Director Sharon Jett. The annual car show each summer is one of the museum’s biggest fundraisers.

Historical Society President Fred Gunnell, welcomed me to the show and Sally Grayvold wanted to make sure I got my name in the bucket for the 50/50 drawing, which was won by Darwin Spear of Grand Haven.

There was a good mix of vehicles to look at as you walked the line. Some looked mint-out-of-the-box such as Phil Harrison’s 1957 Chevy, while others were works in progress. There were sports cars, family sedans and pickup trucks. Some were stock and others were modified like Gene Nielsen’s 1935 Ford pickup he had been working on for the last 3-1/2 years. Carl Anderson had it in his barn for a number of years before Gene picked it up and started work on it.

One gentleman had a pair of 1940’s era military jeeps. One painted Army olive drab with a pedestal mount machine gun and the other in Air Force blue. Both had trailers and were in better shape than my jeep was in the 101st Airborne Division back in the 1970s.

Music by the Patin Sisters, Pat and RoseAnne, drifted through the air along with the aroma of grilled hot dogs provided by the Cedar Springs FFA.

A big thank you to all the sponsors who helped make the fundraiser a success!

 

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Museum car show a sweet ride


This Ford flatbed truck won best of show at the Cedar Springs Historical Museum car show last Saturday. Post photo by J. Reed.

The Cedar Springs Historical Museum held their annual car show at Morley Park in Cedar Springs last Saturday, July 30, and brought in some much-needed funds for programs and operations.

About 100 cars entered the show, and this year the show chose a top 20 instead of choosing winners by category. Best of show was Sam McComber, with his yellow flatbed truck.

This restored 1930 mail truck was a hit with people at the show. Post photo by J. Reed.

The restored 1930 mail truck was a big hit, and many people went inside the trailer to see a mini-museum of mail items, including a bike a mail person would’ve ridden. The mail truck and trailer was brought by Mike Schragg of Marshall, Michigan.

The Keystone Kops also made an appearance with their antique fire truck.

The Mark Wellman family manned a food wagon for the event, and Pat and Roseanne Patin were DJs.

According to Sharon Jett, the museum made almost $3,000 from the fundraiser. “This money helps support the museum and other programs we have so that we don’t always have to charge families,” Jett explained.

She said that aside from the entry fee, they were very grateful to member D. White, who got many people and businesses to help sponsor the car show. “We are very grateful for his efforts. Without his fantastic effort we would not have had such a good event,” explained Jett.

Coming up next—the museum has set a tentative date of Saturday, September 17, for the grand opening of the new addition. They are working on the details of fun-filled day. Watch the Post for more information as it becomes available.

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